Parks of eastern Kangaroo Island celebrated this summer

NEW FACILITIES: Kangaroo Island parks ranger Matt Angave at the new Tea Trees campground picnic area in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park at D'Estrees Bay. Photo supplied
NEW FACILITIES: Kangaroo Island parks ranger Matt Angave at the new Tea Trees campground picnic area in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park at D'Estrees Bay. Photo supplied

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is this December celebrating the parks of eastern Kangaroo Island as its parks of the month.

To celebrate the eastern end of the Island this December, special events and experiences have been planned for Seal Bay, Cape Willoughby Conservation Park, Lashmar Conservation Park and Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park.

Locals and visitors may want to check out the new campground and picnic facilities at D'Estrees Bay, including at Tea Trees and the surf spot known as the Sewer on the eastern end of Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park.

Special December activities include ranger-guided, self-drive tours of the eastern parks, including a ramble along Wreckers Beach.

Ranger Matt Angave has given his tips about how to best enjoy the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Wilderness Protection Area and these can be read here

OSPREY WATCH: NPWS senior ranger Reece Boulden at Point Tinline at D'Estrees Bay in the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, on the lookout for the ospreys from the nearby nest. Photo supplied

OSPREY WATCH: NPWS senior ranger Reece Boulden at Point Tinline at D'Estrees Bay in the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, on the lookout for the ospreys from the nearby nest. Photo supplied

NPWS senior ranger Reece Boulden has worked and lived on the Island for the past eight years.

He says while most people know about, and have visited, the spectacular Flinders Chase National Park, there are many other great parks to visit on the Island.

"We've just completed some major infrastructure projects in our eastern Kangaroo Island national parks with upgraded campground and visitor facilities," he said.

"These parks have plenty to see and do as well as being a great place to base yourselves for a few days if you want to explore the whole island.

"During December we'd love for you join us for parks of the month and check out and experience the beautiful national parks on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island."

EASTERN LIGHTHOUSE: The stunning Cape Willoughby Conservation Park and lighthouse. Photo: Quentin Chester

EASTERN LIGHTHOUSE: The stunning Cape Willoughby Conservation Park and lighthouse. Photo: Quentin Chester

Park of the month activities include:

  • Seal Bay after-hours exclusive beach tour
  • Free entry to Cape Willoughby Conservation Park
  • Evening climbs of Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
  • Ranger-guided beach ramble along Wreckers Beach in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
  • Murray Lagoon Campground Open Day and Ranger Pop-up Station in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
  • Ranger-guided self-drive tour of D'Estrees Bay area in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
  • Ranger-guided river to the sea estuary and beach ramble in Lashmar Conservation Park

For bookings and more information about these and other events, visit www.parks.sa.gov.au/park-of-the-month

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